Against The Whiteboard

How did a well-intentioned idea to improve interviewing programmers morph into a new barrier that excludes people? And what negative effects can happen when these patterns are repeated outside of the tech industry?

Anil Dash
Anil Dash
Mar 7, 2017 · 7 min read
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Getting on Board

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This is Joel. Maybe that’s a whiteboard behind him? HMMM!
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How it all went wrong

When we mimic patterns from tech culture without knowing why we do them, we often take good ideas and turn them into terrible barriers.

So what do we do?

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Glitch: Make Better Software

Fog Creek Software is now Glitch!

Thanks to Jude Allred

Anil Dash

Written by

Anil Dash

CEO of @Glitch. Trying to make tech more ethical & humane. (Also an advisor to Medium.) More: http://anildash.com/

Glitch: Make Better Software

Fog Creek Software is now Glitch!

Anil Dash

Written by

Anil Dash

CEO of @Glitch. Trying to make tech more ethical & humane. (Also an advisor to Medium.) More: http://anildash.com/

Glitch: Make Better Software

Fog Creek Software is now Glitch!

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